Bandon Hill Primary School welcomed famous Crystal Palace players and coaches to their school recently.
The visit came as part of the Healthy Eagles Programme, which is designed to engage with children, who find attending school and PE lessons or sports clubs difficult. The programme gives an opportunity to nurture children and improve attainment through sport, whilst trying to get the inactive – ACTIVE!
In attendance was Premier League legend Mark Bright who was joined by some of the Palace Ladies team, Northern Ireland international, Pam McRoberts, and Mary Robinson, a GP, who praised the scheme for educating children to make the right decisions about healthy eating.
The programme is run in partnership with Sutton Council and Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation, with the aim to use the power of PE to engage with inactive children. The funding support from Sutton Council helps to engage with around 250 young people and their families a year.
The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Steve Cook attended the event at Bandon Hill School and said:
“I am really proud Sutton Council is working with Crystal Palace Foundation to teach children about how to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is also great to work with a partner organisation that has so many amazing female and male role models that the pupils can really look up to”